91st PA: David Jamison

David Jamison

Before the war

He was born in Scotland (9, 13). He was born in 1841/42 (9 (20 in 1862), 13 [52 at death in 1894]).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a light complexion, hazel eyes, and sandy hair (9).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 January 1862 (1, 7, 9). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Charles L Zinn (9). He was mustered in as a private in company H (1, 15, 16). According to the pension index by regiment, he also served in company G (12, 14).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (11).

According to a letter written by Colonel Gregory, "J Jamison" began working as Gregory's hostler on 23 September 1863, and was still his hostler on 29 September 1863 (2). "J Jamison" was also detailed as Gregory's servant on 28 September 1863 (4, 5). A later letter claims "James Jameson" was Gregory's hostler from 29 September to 16 October (3). He had returned by 23 October 1863 (6). But Bates has no James Jameson, and John Jamison was transferred to the Veterans' reserve corps on 1 July 1863, according to Bates (1). Perhaps Gregory's hostler was actually David Jamison.

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 7). He was a private, in company H (15, 16).

After the war

In 1890, he was living at 1729 Leib Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 8). His occupation was carpets, at 1732 Leib (8).

He died of cerebral apoplexy, on 9 January 1894, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was married (13). He was a carpet manufacturer (13). He died at, or was buried from, 1729 Leib Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was buried at Palmer Vault on 13 January 1894 (13).

On 31 January 1894, his widow, Anna L [?] Jamieson, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (10, 12, 14).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 29 September 1863

3 letter, Gregory to Marvin, 14 November 1863

4 special order 97, HQ 91st PA, 28 September 1863

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 29 September 1863 (J Jamison)

6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 23 October 1863 (Priv Jamison--perhaps this was John Jamison)

7 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 363, page 1 (image 779 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 7 (David Jamieson)

8 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (David Jamieson)

9 company H, descriptive roll, #99 (David Jamison)

10 pension index, by name (David Jamieson)

11 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (David Jamison)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (David Jamieson)

13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 January 1894, #14832 (David Jamieson)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (David Jamieson)

15 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Jamison)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (David Jamieson)

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 363, page 1 (image 779 on <www.ancestry.com>), line 7]
[line] 7
[house] 1729
[family] 51
[name] David Jamieson
[rank] Private
[company] G [sic]
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Jan 20 1862
[discharge date] July 10 1865
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] David Jamison 1729 Leib St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on <www.ancestry.com>, February 2005]
David Jamieson, carpets, 1732 & h 1729 Leib

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 17 June 2014, from Fold3]


Jamison, David
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 17 June 2014]

Jamieson, David
Co. H, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Jamison, David

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 9 January 1894, #14832, David Jamieson]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 26 Nov 2008)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
14832
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, David Jamieson
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 52 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Jan 9th 1894
7. Cause of Death, Apoplexy (Cerebral)
H. J. Wilson, M.D.
Residence, 1750 Frankford Ave.
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Carpet Manufacturer
9. Place of Birth, Scotland
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, 19th
12. Street and Number, 1729 Leib St
13. Date of Burial, Jan 13th 1894
14. Place of Burial, Palmer Vault
Chas L Haines Jr Undertaker
Residence, 1443 Savery St

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